By Yemi Adebowale
Barely five days after Punch Newspapers reported news about the possible choices by the incoming government for the job of National Security Adviser, it appears controversy has begun to brew within the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over Buhari’s choice of a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (retd) for the NSA job.
Top Buhari supporter and UK-based social activist Kayode Ogundamisi took to his Facebook page on Wednesday to voice his reservations about Buhari’s choice of Dambazau. According to Ogundamisi, “I can’t infuence @ThisIsBuhari’s choice but Lieutenant General (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau should first apologise to Nigerians for the role he played in subverting Goodluck Jonathan’s right to accend the Presidency as required by the Nigerian constitution during the reign of the Turai Yar’adua cabal.”
Ogundamisi went further criticizing Dambazau who he accused of being compromised by the “Turai Yar’adua cabal.”
“I am not saying he does not have a role to play in the new Nigeria but we need him to apologise and be sure he now understands the supremacy of the Nigerian constitution.
“If he could compromise the constitutiion of our country to serve the wife of late President Yar’Adua then we can not trust him enough.
“And let it be noted that President Elect ThisIsBuhari also joined other Nigerians during the last days of the Yar’Adua cabal in campaigning for the rights of Goodluck Jonathan to be acting President as required by the Nigeria constitution. He stood on the right side of history Dambazau did not” Ogundamisi said.
Meanwhile, observers of Nigeria’s recent history will recall that the second nominee reportedly being considered for the position of NSA, former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie was Inspector General of Police under General Sani Abacha and served between 1993 and 1999.